EastEnder Marc Elliott joins Holby City

Marc Elliott in Holby City

The BBC has announced Marc Elliott, best known for his role as Syed Masood in EastEnders, as the latest recruit to tread the wards of BBC One’s long-running medical drama Holby City.

“I am so pleased to be joining the lovely and incredibly welcoming cast of Holby City, and very much looking forward to playing this complex and flawed character. My twin sister was born with the brains, and has been working as a fully qualified veterinary surgeon for some years now. I am chuffed that I’m finally going to be able to compete, if only in the pretend world!” – Marc Elliott

Marc, who has already started filming with the team, will play dashing new doctor Issac Mayfield, who immediately catches the eye of fellow doctor Dominic Copeland (David Ames), while on Keller Ward.

In addition to his role on EastEnders, Marc has previously appeared in The Bill, Midsomer Murders, and has appeared in various West End productions.

“We are delighted to welcome Marc to team Holby, and we can’t wait to see him striding the wards of the Hospital. Charming, confident and twinkly, Issac Mayfield will make a handsome addition to the Keller team and will quickly brighten up Dominic’s life…” – Oliver Kent, Executive Producer for Holby City

Marc will be filming with the Holby team for six months, appearing on screen from June. The programme is produced at the BBC Elstree studios which is also home to EastEnders. Former programming also produced at the site includes Grange Hill, Top of the Pops and ITV series such as Honey Lane, The Cedar Tree, General Hospital, Emergency Ward 10 and the original Celebrity Squares.

The actor was part of a high-profile storyline during his three year stint in EastEnders which saw Syed battle with being a Muslim and falling in love with man. The storyline focused on Syed’s ill-fated relationship with Amira Shah (Preeya Kalidas), secret relationship with Christian Clarke (John Partridge) and the disapproval of his parents Zainab (Nina Wadia) and Masood (Nitin Ganatra).

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